ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas A&M defense wasn't frustrated that the Oklahoma Sooners ran off 51 plays and scored 13 points in the first half of Friday's Cotton Bowl.
The defensive unit was just mad that they weren't getting the ball back for the Johnny Manziel-led offense often enough.
That changed in the third quarter.
The Wrecking Crew forced three-and-outs on the first three Oklahoma possessions of the second half and Manziel and the offense responded with touchdowns on the ensuing three possessions, helping turn a nail biter into a 41-13 rout at Cowboys Stadium.
"We just wanted to get things back to our offense and get our side going," said defensive back Dustin Harris, who was the defensive player of the game after providing a drive-ending interception in the first half. "Any time you can get the ball back to Johnny Manziel and them and just let them do what they can do, it's fun to watch. It's fun to be a defensive player watching ...